St. James Parish Government is hiring a Library Programs Coordinator under the Operations Department.
JOB FUNCTION: This
person is responsible for the organization and implementation of library
services and special programs and is under the supervision of the Library
Supervisor. The person in this position is often the first person the public
contacts; therefore, this person must be friendly, cordial and exude a desire
to assist the public with their library needs. This position requires someone
capable of working independently while providing detailed and accurate work. An
awareness of electronic resources, computer searching, and the ability and
desire to become familiar with library resources is necessary.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES: This job may
include any combination of the following illustrative examples of duties and
responsibilities including but not limited to:
and participates in library programs and activities for all ages.
that are appealing to the public and that promote the use of the library and
purchase supplies for programs, including traveling to pickup items.
events with digital photographs.
patron feedback on programs through conversation.
detailed report to the Library Supervisor of each program, the attendance, and
other necessary information.
directional and informational assistance to the public.
instruction in the use of the library and in the services and programs that it
organizes arts and crafts programs, book talks, community awareness programs,
and other topics of interest.
Library Supervisor in assessing efficiency of circulation and other work
and projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
This document outlines the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/ OR EXPERIENCE: Must be a high school and college graduate. Must possess the
ability to work independently and in a variety of situations. A working
knowledge of libraries is preferred with the ability to learn library
terminology, techniques, and procedures mandatory.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: This person must be able to add subtract, multiply and divide
using whole numbers. The person who fills this position must be able to make
change, calculate, and compile statistical reports.
REASONING ABILITY: The ability to meet and serve the public is mandatory. The
ability to interpret and carry out library rules and regulations is necessary. This
employee must have excellent verbal and written communications skills.
REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid Louisiana
Driver’s License, (class “E”) and have an acceptable driving record.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Be able to
speak clearly and free of any speech and hearing impediments that would
interfere with dealing with the public both in person and over the telephone.
to perform basic office procedures such as filing, creating and reconciling
use basic office equipment such as typewriters, adding machines, and
computers. Should be able to type 30
correct words per minute, use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the
Must be able
to provide transportation to and from work, run errands when necessary and be
comfortable traveling to library sponsored workshops that may require over
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representatives of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
job involves equal parts of standing and sitting. While performing this job the employee must
be able to stand on a stool to retrieve materials from shelves approximately
seven feet from the ground. They must be
able to bend to retrieve library materials from the bottom shelf on the ground
level. Some library materials weigh up
to 15 or 20 pounds per item. Must be
able to push or pull a loaded book cart that weighs approximately 60
pounds. Sometimes moving equipment such
as computers and furniture such as table as and chairs will be expected.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment for this position is primarily inside the
Lutcher Library Headquarters; however, regular visits to the Vacherie Library
will be necessary. It involves providing
services to large groups at a time and implementing the library’s policies for
behavior. On occasion, the employee will
have to make judgment calls concerning patron situations and determine those
that the staff can control and those that need to be turned over to the proper
The St. James Parish Library operates in a dynamic
work environment. Services and hours of operation are ever changing and when necessary,
so will the work schedules and job descriptions.
St. James Parish is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. The parish will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, agree or political affiliations.